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Wednesbury company takes Komfort in profits boost


Despite the current situation, Wednesbury firm Komfort has some good news to celebrate – both turnover and pre-tax profits rose in 2019.

Nearly 70% of business grant applications in Sandwell now processed – more than 3,000 businesses paid


Vital grants have now been paid to more than 3,000 Sandwell businesses – worth a total of £34.4 million – to help them during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

This means nearly 70% of grants requested by businesses have now been processed.

Sandwell freight company completes office deal in West Bromwich


Oldbury-based freight services business City Logistics has completed on the purchase of a West Bromwich office building.

Smethwick firm combats uncertainty with investment


Historic Smethwick business James Lister and Sons is fighting back against COVID-19 and Brexit uncertainty with £300,000 of investment.

Glamping is coming to Sandwell Valley


Glamping could be coming to Sandwell! Plans to improve leisure facilities in Sandwell in time for the Commonwealth Games 2022 have been unveiled.

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Business grants paid to over 2,400 Sandwell businesses – but more than 1,700 still need to apply


Sandwell Council has paid ‘lifeline’ grants to more than 2,400 businesses – totalling nearly £28 million – to help them tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. But more than 1,700 potentially eligible Sandwell businesses still need to submit their applications if they want to claim funds available.

HMRC invites self-employed to get ready to make their claims


This week, HMRC will start contacting around 3.5 customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to explain the application process and help them get ready to make a claim.

Feeding the nation from fryers #madeinsandwell


This week #madeinsandwell Monday is turning its laser focus on Hewigo, an Oldbury business that has used Aim For Gold funding to bring its manufacturing process bang up to date.

Sandwell bus company outlines plans to tackle COVID-19 crisis


Sandwell bus and coach operator Rotala has outlined its plans to keep the company running through the COVID-19 crisis, including reduced timetables and stringent health and safety measures.

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Young carers in Sandwell need your understanding


During this coronavirus outbreak, young people may be carrying out necessary shopping or prescription collections for dependant relatives. Sandwell Young Carers has asked people to be understanding and to help raise awareness of their challenges.